Deadly diseases can not only take lives, but they can shake the very foundation of everything that we’ve come to know in our world, as we’ve seen since the pandemic struck our world in 2020. There are so many terrifying diseases even in the world of fiction, whether it be through movies, television shows, or other forms of media. The deadliest of the deadly are featured on this new infographic from the team at Ceufast, which shows off 30 fictional diseases and ranks them all by the amount of suffering and mass devastation.
There are several very notable franchises on here, including Final Fantasy. One of the diseases featured on this infographic is that of Geostigma from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. This is a terrifying disease that leads to dark sores, rashes and exhaustion for its victims, and it is a symptom of the planet’s “life blood” that is tainted by that of alien matter. Another disease, known as Spattergroit, comes from the world of Harry Potter. It’s a wizarding disease that comes on from an infectious fungus, and leads to outbreaks of extreme fatigue and purple pustules. Not only that, but it can result in the victims of Spattergroit being unable to talk.
Other notable franchises that have deadly diseases featured on this infographic include The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, Game of Thrones, The X-Files, True Blood and Futurama, among many others. In Game of Thrones, the dreaded, highly infectious disease known as Grayscale is one that cracks the flesh of its victims, and is a longer, more drawn out disease that sees the suffering worsen mightily as the years progress. In Game of Thrones, people that wind up with Grayscale form isolated colonies.
How many of these fictional diseases did you recognize, and which do you think would be the deadliest if it came to reality and hit us here in our world?